Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I purchase a back pillow with arms for my bed to be able to sit up and watch TV? They use to be so popular years ago. I don't want to order online. - William

Dear William: Christmas Tree Shops has them in a assorted colors and prints for $4.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: My husband just landed a job that requires him to wear suits and ties. Any deals out there? - Happy Wife

Dear Happy Wife: Bos-cov's has men's separate jackets and pants on sale. A total suit by Adolfo or Haggar is $89.99 and the total suit price goes up with other designers to $129.98. Some larger Marshalls (not Mays Landing) sell designer suits reasonably priced.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: For my Girl Scout troop, I need two dozen bandana handkerchiefs. Any deals out there? - Lisa

Dear Lisa: A.C. Moore has its fashion bandanas on sale for 88 cents.

Steals of the week


•Hefty One Zip Storage bags: Buy one, get one free.

•Red Bull four-pack: $5.99.

•Folgers coffee: $2.99.


•Maxwell House coffee: $2.28.

•Hellmann's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.98.

•Bananas: 58 cents per pound.


•ShopRite 8-ounce cream cheese: 88 cents.

•Friendly's 48-ounce ice cream or four- to six-count Novelties: $2.50.

•Good Cook classic saute pans: Half price.

•Biazzo mozzarella 1-pound pack: $1.99.


•True Value Hardware has a Kwikset satin nickel entry lockset on sale for $9.99.

•Westinghouse 900-watt microwave, regularly $119.99, is $59.99 at Macy's.

•Seiki 47-inch LED HDTV is $399.99 at Sears.

•Quilted duffle bags, regularly $24.99, are on sale for $12.99 at A.C. Moore.

•Kleenex facial tissues are three for $3 at Rite Aid. Must buy three.

•Carter's and Oshkosh fall playwear, sleepwear and layette are half price at Boscov's.

•Amana washer and dryer are $599.99 for the pair at hhgregg.

•Asus Intel Celeron laptop computer is $269.99 at Best Buy.

•Buy two K Cup 16- to 18-count packs for $10.99 each and get a $5 Target gift card at Target.

•Extra 30-load laundry detergent is $1.49 at CVS. Limit six.

•An iphone 5 external battery case is $17.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

Franny the Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email